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Early Voting Begins Wednesday, October 19

Oct 19, 2016

Remember Early Voting for the November 8 Election begins Wednesday, October 19 through Thursday, November 3. Hours are: Mondays 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.; Tuesdays 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Wednesdays 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Thursdays 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.; Fridays 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; and Saturdays 9 a.m. to Noon. on the first floor of the courthouse at the election commission office. Election Day is November 8 and polls open in DeKalb County at 8 a.m. and will close at 7 p.m.

Pot Luck Supper and Auction

Nov 5, 2016
5:00 p.m.
Belk Community Center

A Pot Luck Supper and Auction will be Saturday, November 5 at the Belk Community Center. Serving time starts at 5:00 p.m. All donations go for the upkeep of the community center. For more information call Tracey at 615-597-3742 or Ponzell at 615-597-4225

4-H Homeschool Meeting

Nov 7, 2016
5:00 p.m.
County Complex

A 4-H Homeschool Meeting will be Monday, November 7th at 5:00 p.m. at the UT/TSU Extension Office in the County Complex. Any homeschooled student is invited to attend! Call 615-597-4945 for more information

"Halloween at the Library"

Oct 31, 2016
5:00 p.m.
Justin Potter Library

Justin Potter Library will have "Halloween at the Library" on Monday, October 31 at 5:00 p.m. The entertainment will be presented by "Super Science of Tennessee". All little ghosts and goblins are invited to join them at the library for a night of fun. Costumes are optional. They hope to see you for this special event and for the "Downtown Halloween Trick of Treat" from noon until 5:00 p.m. For further information, call the library at 615-597-4359 or check their website at

Alexandria Fire Department's All You Can Eat Chili Supper and Silent Auction

Nov 12, 2016
11:00 a.m.
DeKalb County Fairgrounds

The Alexandria Fire Department's All You Can Eat Chili Supper and Silent Auction will be Saturday, November 12 from 11:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. at the DeKalb County Fairgrounds in Alexandria at the Kenneth Sandlin Center. Chili tickets are $8.00 for ages 13 and older; $4.00 for ages 7-12; and its free for children under age 6. All You Can Eat chili, crackers/cornbread, and one drink included. Dessert will be available for purchase. Vegetable soup and different varieties of chili will be available. All proceeds from the silent auction will go directly toward an Angel Tree Fund. All other proceeds will benefit the Alexandria Fire Department. The Silent Auction will be hosted by the Alexandria Senior Citizens Center. If you would like to donate a dessert or item for the silent auction, contact Lorrie Merriman at 615-464-7621. For any other questions, contact Brian Partridge at 615-308-1615 or Diana and Bubba Blair at 615-529-1334

"Trick or Treat Halloween Downtown" to be Held October 31

Oct 31, 2016
Downtown Smithville

Parents, children, and local businesses are invited to join the City of Smithville and the Police Department's "Trick or Treat Halloween Downtown" Monday, October 31 from noon until 5:00 p.m.

Some offices in the DeKalb County Courthouse, Smithville City Hall, Smithville Police Department, Justin Potter Library, and participating businesses downtown will have candy and special treats for the children. Look for the stores and offices with a picture of an orange pumpkin on their windows. Maps will soon be available at the police department and Justin Potter Library to show parents which businesses will be taking part in the event.

WJLE will soon post a map at

For more information call Beth Adcock at the Smithville Police Department at 615-597-8210 extension 1 or check out the police department's face book page at

This event is sponsored by the Smithville Police Department and the Smithville City Hall.

Meanwhile, the Smithville-DeKalb County Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a “Best Costume Contest” for downtown businesses and offices. Take a picture and email it to or take a photo with your phone and send it to 615.464.7760 by 1:30 p.m. on October 31. First, second, and third place winners will be presented a “Halloween on the Square Best Costume Award”, media recognition, and bragging rights.

The Smithville Volunteer Fire Department will have special treats for children on Monday, October 31 from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Stop by for a hot dog, candy, and a tour of the Smithville Fire Hall. Meet with Smithville Fire Chief Charlie Parker and the Smithville Fire Department Volunteers.

Other communities and churches in the county will also be observing Halloween events this month.

DCHS to Host College Application Week

Oct 24, 2016 to Oct 28, 2016

DeKalb County High School will host College Application Week October 24-28. All DCHS seniors who have not already applied to college or technical school are encouraged to do so during that week.

The schedule is as follows:

*Monday October 24:
Sign up for the week’s events in the counseling office if you have not done so. Ask your counselors about college app week, college application, financial aid, and Tennessee Promise

*Tuesday, October 25:
College/TN Promise
Application Lab-Library 1st, 2nd, 4th, 5th, & 6th Blocks and 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. during Parent-Teacher Conference
First Tennessee Promise meeting for students who are going to use the Tennessee Promise Scholarship. This is the first of two mandatory TN Promise meetings

*Wednesday, October 26:
Scholarship/College Essay Lab-Walteen Parker’s Classroom-4th, 5th, & 6th Blocks
Any senior who is not enrolled in Mrs. Parker’s English classes this semester who would like to sit in on this lesson is welcome to sign up to attend during 4th Block. Mrs. Parker and Mrs. Lori Myrick will co-teach a lesson on how to write a well-written scholarship essay. A well-written essay greatly increases you chances of winning a scholarship. Please take advantage of this assistance.

*Thursday, October 27:
College Shirt Day
All faculty, staff, and students are invited to wear your favorite college shirt

*Friday, October 28:
DCHS 2016 College & Career Fair
All DCHS students will have the opportunity to visit with college and career representatives in the gym. This event will take place during 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and part of 4th Block.

Smithville Elementary Upcoming Events for October

Oct 5, 2016
Smithville Elementary School

Smithville Elementary Upcoming Events for October

Tuesday October 25
-7:00 a.m. In School Banking
-Report Cards go home

Wednesday October 26
-Holiday Pictures-these are PREPAID and information will be sent home prior to picture day about how to order
-Fall Portrait Remakes
-3:00pm – 6:00pm Family Reading Night (held in the SES library)

Thursday October 27
3:00pm – 6:00pm Parent Teacher Conferences

Monday October 31
-Book Character Dress-Up Day
-1:15pm – 2:15pm Fall Parties

DCHS Baseball Alumni Game

Nov 5, 2016
9:00 a.m.
DCHS Baseball Field

A DeKalb County High School Baseball Alumni Game is set for Saturday, November 5 at 9:00 a.m. at the DeKalb County Baseball Field. All former DeKalb County baseball players come out and showcase your baseball skills. Meet current players and coaches; and prove to your former teammates, family, and friends you haven’t lost a step. The field will be open for batting practice and 8:00am and the game will begin at 9:30a.m. Please spread the word to any former players that may be interested. Lunch will be provided after. Bring baseball glove, pants, and cleats. If you are interested please contact Coach Kefauver via email: not

Turkey Trot Walkathon-Benefiting The Back Pack Program

Nov 12, 2016
10:00 a.m.
Green Book Park

Come join us for Coordinated School Health's 1st Annual Turkey Trot Walkathon on November 12, 2016 at Green Brook Park. Registration starts at 9:00am. Walkathon starts at 10:00am and ends at 11:30am. Prizes will be given to top finishers in each age category. Participants are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items for a donation to The Back Pack Program. There will be snacks, games, and face painting. Come out and enjoy a fun way to get the whole family involved in some physical activity and help out a great cause! For more information, please contact Elise Driver at 615-215-2118.


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